It was a close run thing but, having been excited about it for a while, I finally got the chance to get down to Victoria Sq on Saturday night for the final performance of Wings of Desire, the big, public, outdoor show as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012. It was good too – … [Read more…]
Via a tweet from Shaun McLernon. It’s part of the preparations for Wings of Desire, the big outdoor dance/visual spectacular as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham. Happening in Victoria Sq tonight and running until Saturday. It’s free and I bet it’ll be ace.
Because nothing says ‘I went to a thing’ quite like a blurry photo. The chap on stage is very probably Stuart Griffiths, Hippodrome Chief Exec and Co-Artistic Director of International Dance Festival Birmingham, announcing the launch of that very same festival. There’s plenty of good stuff on over the next little while. There’s the free Breathe … [Read more…]
This is just damn slinky. Take Five studio rehearsals – Two Step from Rob Lindsay. It’s part of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s triple bill as part of IDFB, a festival I’m very much looking forward to, in case I hadn’t mentioned it already.
This pic showed up on the Facebook Page for International Dance Festival Birmingham last week. On the left: David Massingham, Artistic Director of DanceXchange and co-director of IDFB. On the right: Goldie. It’s for Wings of Desire, a big outdoor spectacular that’s taking place in Victoria Sq in mid-May, that will also feature: 2 Faced … [Read more…]
Yesterday lunchtime I went along to the launch of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012. For the uninitiated, IDFB is a massive festival of dance organised by Dancexchange and the Hippodrome. There’s a good round-up of what’s being planned over on West Midlands Dance. There’s plenty of good stuff lined up, but the bits that made me … [Read more…]
5 SOLDIERS: The Body is the Front Line by Rosie Kay Dance Company is a contemporary dance piece that was commissioned for last year’sInternational Dance Festival Birmingham. It toured to good reviews and was especially well received by the military. Rosie Kay received funding through the Arts Council’s Digital Content Development programme to do something interestingly … [Read more…]
The CiB Shop wound up after three hectic months, with Pete announcing the impending announcing the impending closure. Before that, INKwell popped into the shop for some screen printing, the City of Culture bid got it’s send-off and The Story Exchange popped in. The Created in Birmingham closed its shutters for the last time at the … [Read more…]